Talk:TMBG Unlimited

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Songs from No![edit]

Were the songs from No! and such (like John Lee Supertaster in February) the versions on the album or demos? -Ecks

I believe all of them are the full No! versions except Fibber Island, which has an extended ending in UnLtd. -CapitalQ 08:45, 30 Dec 2005 (EST)

Santa Claus[edit]

Sorry I reverted the last edit, I was wrong. Santa Claus was indeed in January as well as December. At one point anyway. At least three versions of TMBG UnLtd #1 were released, and right now (with Santa Claus), the wiki matches the most complete version of January. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 06:02, 13 Feb 2006 (CST)

Track listing[edit]

I don't wanna change anything -afraid to do something wrong- but the flood show has only 17 tracks; Theme From Flood/Birdhouse In Your Soul and Hearing Aid/Minimum wage are one track.

You're absolutely correct, I'll fix that now. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 09:27, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
All done. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 09:32, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Bit rates[edit]

Can anyone tell me what the bit rates were for the mp3s? Were they all the same? -Joltman 11:19, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

All 128kbps Stereo. - 13:16, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
So the clock radio mp3s that were 128 were just as good as the original Unlimited files? -Joltman 14:08, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
I believe they used the same exact files. - 14:47, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
i beg to differ. several of the clock radio mp3s (your mom's alright, for example [i think]), are 192. --antgeth 22:41, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Then perhaps they re-ripped that song for the occasion. All of the UnLtd-exclusive stuff on Clock Radio uses the same 128kbps files as far as I know. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 23:57, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Price Tag[edit]

Is it worth noting the price of TMBG Unlimited on here? It cost $10 a month, or $120 a year, which to me seemed quite excessive at the time... hence I didn't partake... --Oddjob 20:22, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Should we break this up?[edit]

I've been wondering...should we break this up, so that it's separate articles (one for each month)? --Duke33 18:47, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

...Perhaps! I was going to say "That would require writing about each month," but then I remembered the official descriptions. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 18:50, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Totally, it's painfully cluttered and hard to read in this form. This page could just be the hub for all the other pages. --Luke 19:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
It's a lot of info for one page, but I like it the way it is because you can easily see every song that was offered on TMBG Unlimited in one place without having to look at each month one by one. I mean, who remembers what song came out what month? At the very least, I'd say keep a listing of the song titles on the main Unlimited page, and put the descriptions on month-by-month pages. --Oddjob 19:25, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I think we could keep the full track listing on this page and put a Full article: TMBG Unlimited - January on top of each track list or something. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 19:32, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

specific links[edit]

I've noticed that there are some songs on Unlimited that link to this page, and some (from January and February) that link to the individual months. Is there a reason for that? Or did someone just get lazy and decide not to finish the job? -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 17:02, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

The latter, I think. ~ [[magbatz]] 23:10, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

HTML Files[edit]

I got an email the other day from someone who sent me the original files of the emusic pages. There's quite a lot of stuff in there...and probably warrants changes to our pages. Everyone feel free to download the files here and let's get to work! --Duke33 20:47, 2 June 2011 (EDT)

i may just be thick but i am not really seeing a whole lot that we don't already have... --ant 21:20, 2 June 2011 (EDT)
Some of them have extra descriptions that we don't have. Also, they refer to the collections as "Unltd" instead of "Unlimited". I'm not sure if we should change the page names or not. Also, they list the label as "They Might Be Records", instead of emusic.--Duke33 08:31, 3 June 2011 (EDT)
I think the download links are unavailable. Does anyone have an actual .zip file of TMBG Unlimited? --The Mayor of Cowtown (talk) 05:19, 2 January 2021 (EST)
You can find a zip easily online (Reddit, I believe?) and I've posted all of the exclusive songs on my YouTube channel; They Might Be Giants Rarities. Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 09:07, 5 February 2021 (EST)

Possibility Of Re-Release[edit]

Does anyone know if there is any possibility that TMBG would re-release these tracks? -Bouncer15111

I highly doubt they're ever going to re-release the entire thing. But they did put some of the individual songs on podcasts, so if they ever actually start doing that again there would presumably be more released that way. That seems doubtful too at this point though. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 22:45, 9 November 2016 (EST)

How Do You Organize Unlimited?[edit]

How do other people organize TMBG Unlimited? Like, how does it show up in your music collections? As one big album with dozens and dozens of tracks? As individual albums for each month?

And how do people categorize it? I keep separate folders for albums (like, Flood, John Henry) and folders for collections (like Severe Tire Damage, Almanac). It seems like a collection to me.

As much as I would like the albums in order by months, I have them as TMBG Unlimited - <month>, seperated. They are collections since much of the music in each month is not new or appears elsewhere. TitanicFog (talk) 13:51, 5 November 2021 (EDT)